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Clyde Jones Papers

Identifier: 2004-0102

Scope and Content

The collection contains the professional papers of Clyde Jones, a professor of Home Economics in the School of Family Studies at the University of Connecticut from 1961 to 1985. Materials in the collection consist of personal and professional correspondence, course guides, notes and manuscripts with annotations, publications, curriculum guides designed by Jones, record books, and other materials associated with his career at the university, primarily from the years 1965 to 1987. Subjects discussed in the collection include programs developed by Jones, such as his Activities for Young Children and Keeping Creativity in the Art Program for Young Children, as well as subjects such as Phi Delta Kappa, the Art Education course, the Child Welfare Services Summer program, and the Art Education Bulletin. The collection also includes numerous Christmas cards made by Jones, as well as photographs of ceramics and artwork, travel notes, A Ray of Light by Greta Pierce, and information on the Newcomers Club.


  • undated, 1962-1987


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


Clyde Adam Jones, an artist and educator, was born in Cobleskill, NY, on November 10, 1924. Following service in World War II Jones received a BFA degree (1948) and an MFA degree (1954) from Syracuse University and an Ed.D degree (1961) from Pennsylvania State University. Jones taught art at North High School in Binghamton, NY, in 1948/1949 and from 1950-1956. He served as an Assistant Professor of art at Edinboro State College in Pennsylvania from 1956 to 1958. He joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Home Economics and Family Studies as an Assistant Professor in child development, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1966, and retired as a Professor Emeritus in 1985. In 1978-1979, he was Assistant Dean of the UConn School of Home Economics and Family Studies.

Jones specialized in early childhood education in the arts and was active in related state, regional, and national associations in that area including the Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Society for Research in Child Development, the National Society for the Study of Education, the National Art Education Association, and the Connecticut and American Home Economic Association. Jones was an active ceramicist as well as an artist and had a number of one-man shows and group shows. He did the illustrations for a history of the School of Home Economics and Family Studies as well as for one of the School of Nursing at UConn.


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The professional papers of Clyde Jones, faculty member in the School of Family Studies (Home Economics) at the University of Connecticut from 1961 to 1985.


Series I: Papers (undated, 1962-1987) contains, correspondence, memoranda, administrative records and class materials pertaining to Dr. Jones' employment at the University of Connecticut in the School of Family Studies, as well as many of his personal papers.

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Clyde Jones Papers
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2006 August
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Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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